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enormous pleasure to welcome to the podium united states secretary of education arne duncan. [applause] [applause] >> thank you so much for that kind introduction. you don't want me in the treasury. i'm going keep the remarks brief. i would love to have a conversation with you. i'm thrilled to get in the focus on education. it's important for the country to be engaging in. a lot of challenges and hard work ahead of us. with i think we have a chance to breakthrough in fundamental way. i'll give you a snapshot where we think we are, where we're trying to go and the next stipes. a couple of numbers haunt me. 25% dropout rate in the country. that's a million of kids leaving our schools. no good jobs out there for them. and many of the african and latino that 40, 50, 60%. we are devastating entire communities unless we [inaudible] we used to lead the world in college graduate. today we are 1 4th. we wonder why we are struggling economically. i continue to think about the skill set in a time of employment rates we have as much as 2 million high wage high skills jobs that we can't fill. i thi
, a nonstate membership to the united nations. the issue of palestinian state hood was championed in one of wednesday's most highly anticipated speeches, came from egypt. 's newly elected president and the former leader of the muslim brotherhood. he called on the united states to support palestinian rights just as it did the arab uprisings. >> just as you've support the revolution of the arab people, i call upon to you lend your support to the palestinians and their endeavor to regain the full and legitimate rights of people struggling to gain its freedom and establish his independent state. >> don't expect the white house to say much about this or other issues this could further strain relations with israel. the all-important jewish vote is already being put to the test. cnn's pop at this har slow in new york with a look at that impact. good morning. >> good morning, carol. well, we had an interesting night last night, we went to two home jewish families in new jersey to join them for their yom kip pup brepur break-fast. president obama got 78% of the jewish vote in 2008. mccain, 21% of
blasted israel and the united states today. his comments before the united nations general assembly, and they came on the holiest day of the jewish calendar. nbc's danielle leigh shows us the fiery speech that the u.s. boycotted. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read "liberty" and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's controversial nuclear program. instead he accused big powers like the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: continue threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. israel fears iran is building a nuclear weapon, and in response netanyahu has threatened military force. tuesday president obama pushed for a peaceful negotiation. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can b
to be realistic about how we can tackle these challenges. if there is a crisis that i see in the united states for the long term, it is not the temporal issue of how we will deal with money. because i am very confident we will be able to deal with that. it is how will we bring that -- bring back our sense of what we can accomplish together as americans when we are realistic about those challenges. that is the thing i think about the word "crisis" in this country. >> mayor castro is not the first to suggest that. for 10 years now, we heard that the government is not asking all of us to do enough. >> it is interesting. the word "sacrifice," when i hear a politician say that, it usually means grab your wallet. it usually means increasing taxes. and i will give president obama credit to in his the first presidential candidate since walter mondale to run explicitly on a platform that he will raise taxes. >> he is saying he will raise taxes on the wealthy. >> according to the supreme court, he already has raised taxes. that was the basis on which the supreme court of held obamacare, that it was a ta
've been talking this week about red lines that he doesn't want iran to cross before the united states would be involved in military action. i think he's going to lay out what his red lines are and to say to the world, listen, this is a crisis that the whole world has to deal with. i think this is seen as his final warning that if we done see movement on this issue, israel will have to act. >> i want to talk about the iranian president. i'll let you first eat a little crow. you made a prediction that was wrong. >> i thought -- i said yesterday on this show that i thought ahmadinejad would kind of go for broke, kamikaze in his last u.n. general assembly. instead, he talked about, you know, this new world order that he sees when the world powers would have less influence. but he wasn't as fiery. he didn't mention israel by name. i think a lot of people were surprised. in the statements he was saying leading up to this appearance he was much more fiery. i think in addition to ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general asking him to tone it down, i think maybe the supreme leader in iran said
night who are supporting president obama. >> i think he has made it hard for the united states to keep israel with this special ally status that it's had because the united states can't be pushed around by anyone. i just think that obama is being very rational and reasonable to a bully right now. >> the president taking the iran threat seriously enough right now or does netanyahu have a point? >> he has built an international coalition. he has succeeded in buildi in i embargo against iran unprecedented. >> mitt romney said things like president obama has "thrown allies like israel under the bus." he also said on "60 minutes" over the weekend that the president made a mistake by not meeting with netanyahu. the next family we met with certainly agrees,ays the president still has time to meet with netanyahu. here is their position on u.s./israeli relations. >> he has a problem on his hands of major, major proportions, he needs some help. i think that president obama has not given him any help. >> michael, you're nodding. >> i agree. the possibility of iran developing nuclear weapons capab
and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video. >> kimberly: so the question is, have they been lying? the issue now, eric, is are they lying? are they incompetent, both? did they know already? why now all of a sudden the change? >> eric: you know, i'm not more concerned that they didn't know or they did know. but clearly, if the interim president of libya says it was a terrorist attack, preplanne preplanned, preplanned terrorist attack. we go with him. he is there and boots on the ground. more intel than we do. not to say that president obama season kind of right saying he had the violence that spreading throughout the middle east is because of the movie. it may be. the four people who are dead aren't dead because of the movie. they're dead because of a terrorism attack. >> dana: who spread the word about the movie? >> greg: that is the question. that is the million-dollar question. we don't have a smoking gun. we have a smoking bazooka. primary source with inside information, which me
to be in the united states senate, given some of his views. but it is possible, as jim vandehei said, it's possible he could win this race. and it's clear tt a lot of republicans and the republican establishment now looking at the mathrehinking aut cg backin tnk the republican senatorial committee is very likely to put money into this race. i think the polls will tighten. as horrific as it will be to many people not just on the left but in the middle of the electorate, i think there's a reasonable chance he could win this race. >> not oy do igree with roy blunt did., e, at he is moving up in leadership, and he came out and supported akin yesterday. so that is -- >> the senator from michigan. >> yeah, that's the leading indicator. that tells you that the republican committee is going to go full in, and they see this as their way to rn nt a itllutegng control. and i can tell you that some of the very people now supporting him are republicans who tell me that working with him in the house has been horrible, that they jt think he's a nightmare, but they thk that he could be the solution to winning the sen
the united states of america. we discuss news the other day, the department of water and power is going to increase rates 10%. we are having a shortage of water. they are increasing their rates. there is actually no competition at all. i will give you an example. i paid $200 per month of my department of water and power bill to underwrite people who cannot afford to pay their own water bill in los angeles. it cost me $200 a month to help them out. ashley: you are very generous. >> i'm trying to help my daughter who is a school teacher and my son who sells cars. i'm helping them. there are a lot of people who help their kids. at the same temperament are helping everybody else. select the end of the month, you may be a little bit short. wait a minute, they charged charge me another $200 a month to deliver water and power to my house. i never turn on the light were never turned on the water spigot, i still get charged $200 per month just for the privilege of having water and power. ashley: stockton, san bernardino, mammoth lakes, on the verge of declaring bankruptcy or have declared bankru
. >>> this year is the worst on record when it comes to west nile virus in the united states and in san francisco they got their first human case of west nile virus in years. ktvu's david stevenson is here now and tells us what the city is pouring down storm drains to deal with this program. david? >> reporter: a program that puts a chemical in the storm drains is aimed at fighting west nile virus. >> reporter: making a special delivery. designed to kill mosquito eggs growing down below. >> we keep a watch over these. the problem is stagnant water in parks. >> reporter: the program is important now, san francisco last week recorded its first case of human west nile virus in 7 years. >> the tip of the ice burg. >> reporter: officials last week found one that tested positive for the virus. mosquito transmit the virus from birds to human. there are more san franciscans infected than they are aware of. >> only 1-5 will develop a illness and 1-150 will develop the severe encephalitis. >>> the u.s. is experiencing the largest outbreak of west nile virus since 13 years ago. as of yesterday there are 16
important innovation in public education over the past generation in the united states. there are many myths and many misconceptions about charters and about the motivations and goals of many in the charter movement. you saw some of that play out in the chicago teachers strike. beyond that there are many people in the united states who think charters are an unmitigated good or alternatively an existential threat. the reality is they are neither of those. we are exceedingly fortunate to have roland prior with us today. i will introduce roland before i introduce the rest of the panel after he finishes. the project has done considerable work with roland. we are fortunate to have been able to do that. he has prepared an extraordinary paper which he is going to summarize. i would say roland's resume is a little hard to read. you would think it must be fake or something. how could anybody have done so much so quickly? i particularly want to know what a titanium lion is but i won't blanc that year. he is doing extraordinarily important and vital and groundbreaking work. if we are going to ever turn
's the largest. we draw vendors and shoppers from all over the united states and overseas. and it's fun to walk it. how many places can you spend the whole day? it don't cost you any money. sebak: but vendors like karen johnson bring all sorts of unusual things to try and get you to spend money, and there are no price tags on any of her primitives. johnson: you gotta talk to me to get a price. you gotta be a people person, and that's the name of the game. sebak: the game here also includes texas chain saws because several guys, like mickey holt, are sculpting logs. holt: i'm also carrying on the tradition from my father. he started this, and i'm just wanting to keep it going. sebak: people buy his folk-art american icons made of local wood, especially cedar. holt: i don't really know when they leave here what they do with a lot of it, but as long as they leave here with it, i'm happy. sebak: there are happy vendors who trade all kinds of goods. the carlin brothers have been coming here for more than 20 years. well, we're twins. we're twins. we've known each other for about 63 years. john is a r
in the swing states of ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. in this case the president leads romney in ohio by ten points, leads in florida by nine points and in pennsylvania by 12 points. president before the united niegss today said the u.s./european union have entrusted themselves. the hall was not full as speech. the u.s. made demonstration voiced part of the speech. spokesman for the yieted nation un ambassador said it was unfortunate it was given the platform on yon kippur the holiest day in jud yichl. >>> magnitude 2.4 hit the area just after 3:30 p.m. the communities. no damage or injuries were report and had no warning was issued. >>> iconic crooner andy williams is being remembered tonight as an artist with an unforgettable melody. >>> andy williams died last night at his hone in branson, missouri after a year-long battle with bladder cancer. he was 84 known for many songs including moon river and it's most wonderful time of the year. president ronald reagan once called andy williams a national treasure. >>> in greece tens of thousands flock out today to protest the government's measures
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